Blue Engine Board Members

Blue Engine is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are trusted advisors and leaders. We asked the Board why they decided to dedicate their time and talent to advance our mission.

Nick Ehrmann
Nick Ehrmann

Founder, Blue Engine

Blue Engine has always been about mission, team, and talent – partnering with courageous and hardworking educators to unlock the talent that exists inside of classrooms and schools. Then and now, it's a mission worth fighting for.

Grace Hennessy
Grace Hennessy

Former Accounting and Finance Professional

Blue Engine’s approach of optimizing the work of teachers all ready in the classrooms especially resonated with me, as I watched my daughter, a young teacher, grapple with challenges of working with her co-teacher. “Teach together, Reach every learner” simply says it all for me.

Tom Higbie
Tom Higbie

Investing & Strategic Advisory, Forest Road Company

You never know which kid will change the world given the opportunity. Blue Engine is transforming the public school experience to be more inclusive and learner-centered which is critically important to giving every young person a chance to realize their full potential.

Michael Lear
Michael Lear

Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor, Capital Group

I was the beneficiary of an excellent education that allowed me to enjoy the life I live today. I would like to see as many children as possible have the same opportunity and Blue Engine helps make that a reality.

Stephan  Sharpiro
Stephan Sharpiro

Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

To give every student a better chance, to reach their full potential.

Stephanie Durden Barfield
Stephanie Durden Barfield

Team Engagement Director, Guild Education

Everyone is laser focused on the mission and works together to best serve students and teachers.

Mike O'Brien
Mike O’Brien

CEO, America’s Promise Alliance

The opportunity to reimagine classrooms and learning for students.

Julia Rafal-Baer
Julia Rafal-Baer

Managing Partner, ILO Group

We’re at a real inflection point in America — and a real crisis. The pandemic has taken a massive toll on learning for children. With multiple adults in each classroom, Blue Engine is leading a charge to make education more equitable and to realize significant acceleration of learning. I've been involved with Blue Engine since it was an idea on a whiteboard and am proud to see the change they’ve led to create a more equitable education system.

Dominic Wilson
Dominic Wilson

Board Chair & Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

I believe strongly in the need for system-wide change to tackle the deep educational inequities in our public schools. Blue Engine's unique skills and approach to team teaching have the power to transform classrooms and restore opportunity to students who have often been denied it.

Ambrose Wooden Jr.
Ambrose Wooden Jr.

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Commitment to educating every student through our team teaching model.